Al Held



Current exhibition

Modern Maverick

22 November 2019 – 11 January 2020
White Cube Hong Kong

White Cube is pleased to present the first exhibition of works by Al Held (1928−2005) in Asia. One of America’s foremost post-war painters, the exhibition features works drawn from across Held’s long career, focusing on his Modernist roots and his sustained exploration of abstract painting.

Born in Brooklyn in 1928, Held believed in the ability of abstraction to reach beyond our primary senses; to access what he saw as a ’reality in which our five senses are of little use’. Often linked with the Abstract Expressionists – although of a younger generation than Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock – his was a continuous search to expand the language of abstraction.